1. Woman who left her 14 cats alone together for so long they ate each other is found guilty of animal cruelty.
An Adelaide woman who left 14 cats alone in her home without food or water for so long they ate each other, has been convicted of animal cruelty.
The ABC reports that when RSPCA inspectors raided her Woodville West home in in September last year only one of the 14 cats was still alive.
Chief inspector Andrea Lewis said when they arrived the cat was completely emaciated.
“When RSPCA inspectors arrived at the property, the one surviving cat, completely emaciated, was crying out for us to hurry up and open the door,” Ms Lewis said.
The RSPCA released a video of their arrival at the woman’s house.
“Is that a dead cat that’s been eaten by the other cats?” one inspector asks.
“Yeah, there’s a couple,” another responds.
The surviving cat ‘Trooper’ was rehabilitated.
“It’s amazing. I think if he hadn’t survived it would have been one of the worst days for our people,” Ms Lewis said.
“He seems like a well-adjusted cat and he’s been adopted to some people who really adore him so we hope he has a good rest of his life.”
Trooper survived because he ate the remains of the other cats at the property.
Yesterday, the woman was convicted of animal cruelty in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court and was banned from owning animals.
2. Security who arrested Jamie Murphy are “sorry” for the use excessive force as the Perth teen walks free.
Bali’s Sky Garden Nightclub, where Perth teenager Jamie Murphy was arrested after security found what they claimed were drugs on the young soccer star, have apologised for the “force” used in detaining and searching Mr Murphy.
Jamie Murphy walked free from a Bali police station after tests revealed that the bag of white powder it was claimed was found in Mr Murphy’s bumbag, was not illicit drugs but crushed up painkillers.
Blood and urine tests completed on the teenager to test for the presence of drugs were also negative.
Management of Sky Garden released a statement saying they would like to “extend a sincere apology to Jamie, his family and friends. Our company procedure is to hand over suspects peacefully to police if we feel they’ve committed a crime at Sky Garden.”
“We have reprimanded the security in question and he will not be permitted to come back to work until he has completed and passed another round of police security training.”
The statement said that the guard was “ordered” to hold up Jamie Murphy’s face so police could take his photo but said “we feel he used too much ‘excessive force’ which is clearly unacceptable under the circumstances.”
Murphy’s brother, Liam reacted with a solitary “Yes!” on his Facebook page, while his friend who had originally claimed it was a set-up wrote: “no brother ever gets left behind.”